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A reflection on thou peace (one of several)

Reflections for the day

Matthew 5:43-44

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour
and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

 

The prayer that yields the richest rewards of grace is the prayer we pray for our enemies.

CROFT M. PENTZ,

 

A reflection on thou peace (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us. Thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and with all of a soul, and with all of a mind, and with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables thou love for all of Mankind to spill over into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in thou world, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes.

Heavenly Father, thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and thou art our redeemer, and we praise thou for thou power and for thou mightiness. Thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is of one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is of one to live a life that emulates thou life of of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon thou nature of peace, and it is at this time we reflect upon thou nature of peace in thou world. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind much about living in peace. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, made peace for all of Mankind by the blood of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, when a physical death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, occurred upon the cross. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died for each and every one of Mankind, and we acknowledge that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is to show all of Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou loves all of Mankind. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to live in peace with another, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to live a life that can be described as one of harmony with another.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that to be a peacemaker there is a need to choose a word carefully always, and at times there is a need to remain silent. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many this is a difficult task, as for many often the wrong thing is spoke.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou all nations of thou world where a conflict has arisen, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all governments of all nations where there is a conflict to resolve a conflict that has arisen, and we uphold to thou in prayer thou nation of Afghanistan, and thou nation of Syria, and thou nation of Libya, and thou nation of Burma, and thou nation of Nigeria, and thou nation of Iraq.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that to love an enemy means there is a need to put aside an anger, and we acknowledge  that to love an enemy there is a need to pray for another who has caused an offence.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a difficulty for many who live a life in an inner city, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a difficulty is one that can relate to what is described as a gang warfare, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a difficulty is one that can be described as one where some are unable to live in a way that thou desires. We acknowledge that for some there is a desire for a power, and we acknowledge that for some there is a desire for what is described as having a self-image, and we acknowledge that for some there is a desire for money.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before some to be able to see in a way that is clear that a relationship with thou is one that is preferable, and that a relationship with thou is one that will provide all of Mankind with a need that will and does address a feeling of separation from love.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask thou to guide a self  to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou art  Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and we are thankful thou art Our Heavenly Father who is forgiving.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold all that hath been spake  in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, is thou advocate for all who dwell in thou world, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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A reflection on religious tolerance

Reflections for the day

Matthew 8:8-10

 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

“The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”  Andrew Murray


A reflection on religious tolerance

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the Creator of thou world that we live in and thou hath created all things known to Man, and thou hath created all things unseen by Man. We acknowledge that we are all individuals and we acknowledge that each and everyone one of us holds views, and for some of us our views are different, and for some of us our faith is different.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that some of us differ in an outlook on life, and we are able to see that some of us differ in a view, and we are able to see that despite a difference in a view there are some things we are able to share.

We are able to see that for some of us there is a belief in thou existence, and we are able to see that  some of us hath a need to worship thou. We are able to see that for some of us there are opportunities to see thou work in thou nature.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, taught us to learn and taught us to understand Mankind, and we are able to see that thou Son,Our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to speak of Man having positive qualities to offer. We are able to see that thou disciple Paul recognised thou work of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, as one that happens within another’s religion and culture.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide us in our daily life, and it is at this time we ask thou to  help us to recognise that another is entitled to a belief that differs from a  belief that is held by a self.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that we are all called to bring others to thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are able to see that for Mankind there are some difficulties in accepting thou exists, and we are able to see that for Mankind there are some difficulties in accepting thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is there for our salvation, and we are able to see that for Mankind there are some difficulties in accepting thou loves all of Mankind.

We are able to see that throughout history, events have occurred that can be described as shameful, and these events that have occurred have been perpetrated by Christians to people of other faiths. It is at this time, we uphold to thou in prayer thou people of Nigeria and we hope and we pray that thou people of Nigeria who are described as  Christians and we hope and we pray that thou people of Nigeria who are described as of the faith Islam can live together in peace and harmony.

Heavenly Father, we are concerned about the recent tragic event that has occurred in Toulouse. We are able to see that the Jewish Community are heartbroken and we are able to see that the Jewish Community are in need of our prayers. We are able to see that thou presence is one that is desired and we are able to see that thou guidance is one that is desired too.

Heavenly Father, there is much that happens in thou world that seems to make no sense and there is much that happens in thou world that can be described as evil. We are able to see that many of us would wish that evil is overcome and we are able to see that many of us would wish that violence ceased.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou the names of thou Rabbi, his children and the other child who died in such a tragic way and we ask thou to heal their families and friends. 

Heavenly Father, thou desires us to live in a way which avoids all that is not good in thou world. We ask thou to guide us in our daily life to stay on thou path which is a path that is straight and narrow toward thou eternal light. We ask thou to guide us to bring thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to Mankind without a fear and without a prejudice, and without racism, and without a  judgement being proffered.

It is at this time we ask thou to place opportunities before the Government to reflect carefully upon the faith of Christianity and to reflect carefully upon  what it means to practice a faith of Christianity. We hope and we pray that our Government will address those situations in which Christians find themselves in at this present time and we hope and we pray that our Government comes to an understanding of our faith of Christianity.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who is, who was, and who will always be the most supreme and most absolute power and being that governs all of this world that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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